Friday News Briefs: 2019 Confirmation Dates; Las Cruces Credibly Accused Clergy List; Midterm Elections


Official 2019 Confirmation Dates Set!

Saturday, April 29
5:00 pm
Immaculate Conception, Cuba NM

Sunday, April 28
11:00 am
St. Francis, Lumberton NM

Wednesday, May 01
6:00 pm
St. Michaels, St. Michaels AZ

Friday, May 03
5:00 pm
St. Rose, Blanco NM

Saturday, May 04
8:30 am
St. Mary, Bloomfield NM

Saturday, May 04
4:30 pm
Sacred Heart, Farmington NM

Sunday, May 05
10:30 am
St. Mary, Farmington NM

Saturday, May 11
11:00 am
St. Teresa, Grants NM

Saturday, May 11
4:30 pm
St. Joseph, Laguna NM

Thursday, May 16
7:00 pm
St. Jude, Tuba City AZ

Saturday, May 25
5:30 pm
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Holbrook AZ

Sunday, May 26
11:00 am
St. Mary of the Angels, Pinetop AZ

Sunday, May 26
5:00 pm
St. Joseph/Madre de Dios, Winslow AZ

Saturday, June 08
5:15 pm
Gallup Parishes, Gallup NM

Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Announcement from the Bishop:

“As a Diocese, we will soon take up the national collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). Your support to this collection brings change to communities across the country and empowers those living in poverty to transform the places they live into reflections of the Kingdom of God. Your support goes a long way in creating communities that are more just and welcoming to those who live trapped in the cycle of poverty. In addition to making an impact nationally, those living in poverty in our own diocese are empowered through the 25 percent share of the collection that stays here. Stable housing is often one of the first steps for someone trying to break out of the cycle of poverty.

“In Portland, Oregon, for example, the cost to rent an apartment or buy a property has increased beyond what is possible for low and moderate-income families. This has created a housing crisis, leaving many people unable to find an affordable place to live.

“But with your support, working families can afford to live in their community and their homes can remain affordable for generations to come. Through homebuyer support provided by CCHD-funded groups, over 330 low and moderate-income people now have homes and financial stability, bringing lasting change to their lives. In addition, your support provides training for people to gain tools for community organizing and opportunities for leaders to bring these issues to the public arena. With your help, residents have advocated for tenant protections and increased housing availability in their community.

“Your support of this collection makes a difference for people living in poverty across the United States. Please prayerfully consider how you are able to help CCHD this year.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

James S. Wall,
Bishop of Gallup”

Diocese of Las Cruces Releases List of Credible Accused Clergy

“The persons named in this report have been included because the allegations against them have been reviewed and deemed credible by the diocese’s Sexual Abuse Review Board, which is composed of lay professionals with expertise in law enforcement, mental health, and children’s health, or they have been included on similar lists in other dioceses. ”

View the list right here.

First monastic vows of profession

The Monastery of Our Lady of the Desert joyfully announces that Sister Stephen Phiri, OSB, will make her 1st Vows of Profession. The Mass will be celebrated by Bishop James Wall, in Gobernador, NM, to be followed by a reception meal (no liquor), on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at 10 am. Please pray for Sr. Phiri and for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life!

Catholic vote split in midterm elections, pro-life amendments adopted

“The 2018 midterm elections saw the Catholic vote split evenly between the two main parties, while down-ballot measures to protect life and religious freedom were adopted by voters in several states.

“According to Pew Research Center, the Nov. 6 poll saw 50 percent of Catholics vote for Democrats, while 49 percent voted for Republicans. The figures represent a significant tightening between Catholic support for the two parties compared to previous midterm elections.”

Read the full story from Catholic New Agency


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